Tag: This Day Tonight

Nov 03 2017

Mike Willesee on Australian Story

Veteran television journalist, presenter and producer Mike Willesee is profiled in next Monday’s edition of Australian Story. In the first of a two-part episode titled Behind The Mask, Australian Story looks back at the 50 year career of the first of a generation of Willesees to grace our screens as he faces his greatest challenge — …

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Sep 08 2017

Obituary: Peter Luck

Peter Luck, journalist, author, producer and presenter, has passed away at the age of 73. He died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease Luck’s career started in the 1960s, as a reporter for ABC‘s This Day Tonight and later for Four Corners. In 1979 he co-wrote and hosted the documentary series This Fabulous Century. …

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Apr 21 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Graham Kennedy collected his second Gold Logie at the ninth annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie that year also carried the title Star Of The Decade, in recognition of Kennedy’s 10 years’ success in Australian TV. Kennedy also won the Logie Award for Best Male Personality in Victoria for the sixth year running. For …

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Apr 12 2017

This Day Tonight: 50 years on

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of ABC‘s first nightly current affairs program, This Day Tonight. TDT, as it became known, was first hosted by Bill Peach, formerly host of TEN10‘s Telescope program in Sydney. Telescope was loosely based on the UK Tonight show and it was a similar model to be adopted by …

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Dec 10 2016

Caroline Jones to leave Australian Story

Caroline Jones, the presenter of ABC‘s award-winning documentary series Australian Story, has announced she will be stepping down from the role. Jones, whose association with ABC dates back over 50 years, has been presenter of Australian Story since it began in May 1996. In a statement issued by ABC, Jones said: “This is not an …

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Nov 08 2016

The Young Doctors turns 40

The Young Doctors was destined to be one of Australia’s shortest lived serial dramas but in an ironic twist became the longest-running of its time.. Created by the Reg Watson for the Reg Grundy Organisation, The Young Doctors began as the story of five medical interns who had started at the fictional Alfred Memorial Hospital. Playing …

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Aug 14 2016

ABC shows us When TV Was Awesome

Back in the Nineties, ABC‘s The Late Show took footage from 1970s dramas Bluey and Rush and comically re-voiced them — resulting in the sketches Bargearse and The Olden Days. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Australian television approaching, ABC is taking a similar tact with its new online series When TV Was Awesome. Written and …

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Oct 07 2015

1995: October 7-13

Mum’s the word Home And Away‘s Melissa George (pictured) says there is an unexpected benefit to portraying a pregnant woman on television. “Now I can eat my lunch before going on set and not have to worry about holding my tummy in!,” she told TV Week. Her character Angel’s pregnancy to Shane (Dieter Brummer) was not …

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Apr 01 2015

What is 40 years in metric time?

Every year, media outlets around the world see how much they can do outdo each other for the most preposterous April Fool’s Day gag. It was 40 years ago that ABC‘s This Day Tonight program unveiled a corker which attracted national attention at the time and more recently has gone global! Nigel Starck, in 1975 a reporter for …

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